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By Peter Green

ISBN-10: 0753824132

ISBN-13: 9780753824139

The publication starts with the character and achievements of alexander the good, and maintains with the army and political violence of the successor-kingdoms that fought over his inheritancethis period observed many vital advancements: a shift from the oral to the written; a movement from the general public to the personal and a brand new individualist ethos; an immense development in slavery, and hence a glut of slave-labour which destroyed the inducement to innovate; a transforming into hole among wealthy and bad; a turning out to be style for luxurious

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The general notion of invading Persia was not new. Ever since Aristophanes' Lysistrata, a dream of stasis-ridden and eternally warring Greek states uniting against the monolithic Barbarian in the East had been in the air. Xenophon's successful march to the Black Sea with what remained of an original ten thousand mercenaries , after Cyrus' failed attempt at Cunaxa (4or) to usurp his brother's throne, gave a misleading impression of Persian weakness. Rhetoricians, the Athenian Isocrates in particular, played this up.

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